Speaking candidly about his struggle with Parkinson’s disease, Michael J. Fox says, “My short memory is shot.”

We can all recognize him from his jaw-dropping performance in the excellent film “Back to the Future” just by glancing at his face. We all know that Michael J. Fox was just 29 years old when he received his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. He disclosed his health issue and how the illness was hurting his short-term memory.

In 1998, Michael made his condition known, and two years later, as his illness got worse, he decided to take a break from acting. For Michael, accepting his illness and finding the bright spot within the everyday challenges he must endure took some time.